Interview With Regina Scott | Author

It's always extra special when I get to interview an interview whose books I extremely enjoy.  Regina Scott is definitely one of those authors!  Her book A Distance Too Grand just released and when I reached out about an interview- she graciously agreed.  Let's get started, shall we?

Mercy: Can you share a little bit about yourself?
Regina: I am the award-winning author of more than 45 works of warm, witty historical romance. I have a deep love of history and a need for authenticity, which means you’ll often find me doing things to make sure I truly understand what I’m writing about. I’ve driven a carriage four-in-hand, learned to fence, sailed on a tall ship, and dressed like a Regency dandy, all in the name of research.

Mercy: What started your interest in becoming an author?
Regina: I joke that I started writing in the third grade. It was about that time that I realized *someone* wrote all these books I was reading, and I wanted to be that someone.

Mercy: What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Regina: When I’m not writing, I love to visit historical museums or famous sites (I told you I was a history geek!), walk in the woods, read a good historical mystery, and spend time with family and friends.

Mercy: How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?
Regina: A Distance Too Grand is my 48th published novel. But asking an author which book is her favorite is like asking a mother which child she loves best! One that comes to mind is My True Love Gave to Me, a Regency-set story about two feuding families, in which the gentleman from one family has fallen in love with a lady of the other, but only manages to convince her to agree to marry him if he can bring her every gift in the Twelve Days of Christmas song, without spending a penny. It was a lot of fun trying to think up ways to get swans a-swimming and lords a-leaping into the story.

Mercy: What advice would you give an aspiring author?
Regina: Believe in the story you are called to tell, and learn to tell it to the best of your ability. You will find an audience.

Mercy: Can you share a little bit about your recently released book- A Distance Too Grand?
Regina: Meg Pero is determined to take over her late father’s photography business—even serving on a survey of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. But the leader of the expedition is the man she once refused to marry. Captain Ben Coleridge would like nothing more than to leave without the woman who broke his heart, but he cannot delay. This survey is a screen for another mission, unknown to any member of his team. As dangers arise, Meg and Ben must work together to stay alive, and, just maybe, rekindle a love that neither completely left behind.



Mercy: What is your favorite part of writing historical fiction?
Regina: Imagining what it would have been like to live in that time period—from the clothes to the food to the mindset to the opportunities and challenges. It’s amazing how far we’ve come, but how little has changed.

Mercy: What do you hope people will take away from reading A Distance Too Grand?
Regina: I hope they remember the glory of God’s creation, and that each of us is a part of that grand plan.

Mercy: Lastly, where can we find you on social media?
Regina: You can find me on my website at www.reginascott.com, blogging at www.nineteenteen.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authorreginascott, and on Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/reginascottpins.



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